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CZ, - e b. Cloverdale, Sonoma County, CA Vol. CXII, Issue 29 July 17, 1991 35 cents ..... ............................................................ winners Rebecca La Pant, John Everett, Amy Sprague and Cara Fontana with their chaperone, had a great week in Washington, D. C. at the FHA National Leadership Meeting. ERO brings home the GOLD! Winter of Cloverdale High School's FHA- D.C. by storm last week. John Everett, Cara Fontana, Rebecca 1 Amy S i with their chaperone, 1991 FHA National Leader- and returned home with FOUR GOLD especially gratifying to John and Amy in June and will not be eligible to future events. contingent was the first group to compete at the national level , Chapter Exhibit, which rates the overall individual school's program. They of a possible lO0 points. Cummins said they found out later they down because there were "too many Our poster". She said they were under the they had to "prove" everything presented by including it in their visual presenta- tiou, as well. It might be interesting to note that 81 students - nearly one-third of CHS's student body - are enrolled in the FHA-HERO program. In the All Star Project competition, which, this year, focused on Date Rape, they scored 97 out of a possible 100 points. The judges expressed surprise that Cara and Rebecca were only going to be Sophomores next year, noting they were extremely poised in their presentation. During the week, the students also attended Leader- ship Training Workshops and Career Exploration Workshops. Of course, it wasn't all work and no play. They also visited Mount Vernon, attended a Dinner Theater for the "Up With People" Concert, toured the Capitol, saw a play at the Ford Theater and visited the White House. They had hoped to meet President Bush while they were there, but, unfortunately, he was in Maine. Too bad! He missed meeting a great group of kids[ ulating fireplaces is expected rnprove Cloverdale's air quality officials are working improve air quality in placing fireplaces regulation of the city's DeviceOrdinance." adopted established regu- stoves or fire- The original ordin- failed to include almost an oversight," Planning Director, t will include also updates the list woodburning devices in the original any new or replace- device  fire- manufactured by and certified Protection the Northern Sonoma Control Dis- The stoves and by these corn- with catalytic to redace the amount of smoke emanating from the chimney. Because of the growth of new housing developments in and around Cloverdale, air quality has become a major concern to both the City and the NSCAPCD. The City is projected to experience a 35 per- cent growth in its population from the present 5,500 to a projected 8,200 people. Housing develop- ments in various planning stages would add between 700 and 900 new "'dwelling units" to the City's housing stock. Each home could potentially have some type of wood burning device,. Fueling the concern about pro- jected growth and its impact on air quality is the fact that the City of Cloverdal currently exceeds the State of California's 24-hour PM 10 (suspended lrticulates under 10 microns) ambient air quality for several days each year. According to a study formulated for the City by Technical and Busi- ness Systems, Inc. (T&B Systems) of Santa Rosa, the "exceedances'" are typically during stagnate meteoro- logical conditions which occur most often The report notes that studies conducted by the NSCAPCD con- cluded that the majority of the emissions, approximately 60 per- cent, can be attributed to residential wood combustion devices. "The new homes currently under construction, as will homes con- swncted in the near future, are typi- cally equipped with a fireplace or woodstove. Each oftheseadditional emission sources will impact the area air quality to some degree," the report states. "The purpose of this study is to aid with the planning process by providing information to evaluate the environmental impact of each subdivision either currently under construction, approved for development, or in the planning phase." To quantitatively estimate the air quality impact, T&B Systems em- ployed a computer-based air quality model called WYNDvalley. The company conducted a PM10 moni- toring study last winter at two loFa- lions, taking integrated samples ev- ery three days from mher, 1989 through January of 1990 in Cont'd. to Pg. 2 Third alternative offered for m=d-town access to Hwy. 101 A third alternative to the mid-town interchange of the Cloverdale By- pass was presented to the City Coun- cil by Cal/l'rans July 10 that appears to be a compromise solution to the problems presented by the original design. The Council has scheduled a pub- lic hearing July 24 to consider the matter. The interchange, as it is now planned created a number of prob- lems for the City. The off-ramp failed to connect with a cross street and a concrete barrier would prevent traffic from accessing Railroad Ave- hue going south. The new proposal would move the entrance of the off-ramp 50 feet south taking the property of Larry Cottrell owner and operator of the Belfored & Parker Tire Service on Cloverdale Blvd. Mr. Cottrell has publically stated that he would not object to the taking of his property if paid a fair market value. The third plan would access Cloverdale Blvd. directly across from Citrus Fair Road. The third alternative would have moved the interchange to access South Street This was the plan most favored by the City's traffic consult- ant TJKM Inc. However this plan would have required the taking of four homes on the north side of the street and would also involve the property now under going environmental clean-up lo- cated at the corner of South and ' Co;'cMalc Blvd, According to three Councilmem- bets the South Street alternative is not acceptable Councilman Tom Sink told the Reveille that he would prefer to go with the present design rather than the South Street alternative. He is concerned with the CalTrans posi- tion that if the City votes to change the present project plans a delay of up to nine months would ensue. "The present plan may be the lesser of two evils, in that event" he said. He added that the Council was seriously questioning CalTrans about the necessity of a nine months delay with the third alternative when only one parcel is involved. Councilman John Doble said, also that he would not go along with the South Street plan. "I never liked the South Street proposal principally because it would take out four homes and would involve us in the property undergoing pollution problems," the Councilman said. Councilman Jim Teague said the Council would try to persuade Cal- Trans to change its policy that re- quires everything to be in place be- fore a project can go to bid and con- struction can begin. This policy is the basis for the agency's estimate that a change in the plans would require a nine months delay of the project pushing it ahead almost a year from 1993 to 1994 for comple- tion. "I don't see why it should take nine months to secure one parcel. Why can't we go ahead with the project stubb off the mid-town interchange ramp and complete it when the right- of-way problem is solved?" he asked. Mr. Teague believes that the policy can he changed. "It just doesn't make any sense that acquir- ing one parcel would delay things nine months" he declared. "South Street is out of the picture as far as I am concerned. And I have felt that way from the beginning" If the City were to select the third alterantive it would have to meet the additional cost of an estimated $110, 000. However this is not as expen- sive as the South Street plan would be an estimated $355000. The City must pay the money up front. The Council took the third alterna- tive under consideration and has scheduled a public hearing on the matter for the meeting of July 24. The Council convenes in Chambers at City Hall 124 N. Cloverdale Blvd. at 7:30 p.m. [-- I :Household hazardous waste : I I drop-off July 20 , | Cloverdale's Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day is | | scheduled for Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Peter's | | Catholic Church parking lot, 491 South Franklin StreL I ! Rain will cancel this event, aew.ording to Cloverdale Disposal, Inc. | If you desire information in regard to the kinds of hazadous | household products that may be disposal of at the Drop-off site, call I | Cloverdale Disposal Service at 894-5065. I IlU n IN nil i i ilU iN l mill I nl Bn Verdict oull be known early next week Jury will hear closing arguments in Giampaoli case Thursday morning By Mary Jo Winter Both sides rested their case Mon- day afternoon in the murder trial of Irene Giampaoli, but not before the prosecution re-called several wit- nesses to the stand. One of the jurors had requested clarification concerning the opera- tion of the gun. Gary Giovanoni, the District At- torney's investigator, testified he took the rifle to the crime lab to re- test it last Friday. He said he tried dropping the gun from a standing position onto the bolt release button using a pillow on the floor as a cushion to see if it would go off. It didn't. He then tried basically the same technique again, only this time he took the pillow away and forcibly threw the gun down onto the floor. It still didn't go off. Despite all his testing, he was unable to get the gun to fire out of its prescribed sequence. Even when he was able to get the holt to fly forward, he said, he still needed to pull the trigger to make it fu'e. During this period of questioning, it was learned that the defense had never done any independent testing of the weapon, and in fact, had never even requested a court order to secure the gun for soeh a 00se. uty District Attorney Cliff Harris then recalled Craig's sister, Sherri Moore,4o the stand. Shem testified she overheard portions of the conversation Irene had with Cloverdale Police Officer Scott Allred the morning of the murder. She said wh she heard left her "confused" because Irene was telling Officer Allred a different story than what he had told Sherri when she came running over to her house in the middle of the night. According to Sherri, Irene told Officer Alired several times that she had not gone into the bedroom the night of the shooting. Statements she made to Sherri shortly after the shooting conflicted with that. Within an hour after the police left that morning, Sherri said she heard Irene humming and singing. She identified the tune as "What a differ- ence a day makes". Sherri said she began seeing a therapist shortly after her brother's death "to help unravel the confusion and help me accept what had hap- pened." She also said she found herself "fighting emotions of differ- ence in stories Irene told'. Describing the sound she heard when she entered her brother's bedroom, Sherri's voice cracked with emotion as she said "I never heard a noise like that before. Now I hear it every night when I go to bed". She was referring to the labored sounds of her brother's breathing. Sherri also testified that Irene latex expressed rage at two family members because she had heard rumors that they were going to try to take her children away. "She said if she heard one more rumor, she'd kill them by running through the plate glass window with their truck." Terry Escobar, a friend of irene's, said Ine was very depressed and threatened suicide on at least three occasions. The threats were made during the course of a week just before she went to Texas last year to visit her sister, shortly before the murder. When asked by defense counsel, Paul Neuer, why she had never told anyone about this before, Ms. Eacolmr said nobody had ever asked her until last Saturday when Mr. Harris called. Asked if Irene had indicated why she was depressed, she replied ttt Irene was unhappy with her home life. She wasn't happy with Craig's family. She said Irene told her she was "losing control of the situation with her husband" and that "her life had no meaning". Last Friday, defense wimess Dr. John Podboy, a forensic psycholo- gist, testified that Irene was an ex- tremely dependent person. "People like that are unlikely to kill some- one", he stated. "To kill her husband, who she depended on for everything, would be to lose her meal ticket", he added. Characteristics that identify a dependent personality include lack of confidence, low self-esteem, the willingness to sacrifice for others, cooperation, depression, humility and being excessively apologetic. Dr. Podboy said Irene exhibited many of these traits, but indicated her mood swings and self-described "bitchy" behavior and anger towards her husband and children were "out of character". He also said Irene was not totally truthful during some of their inter- views, and the results of at least one personality test were so exagger- ate, d, he tossed it out. To counter Dr. Podboy's testi- mony that a dependent personality was unlikely to commit murder, Prosecutor Harris called Dr. Kath- leen O'Meat, as his final witness. Dr. O'Meat is a clinical psycholo- gist who has done extensive work in prisons and with the criminally insane. In 1985, did her Doctorate on violent criminals with no prior history of aggression. Dr. O'Mear said she became inter- est.ed in this area of study following the murders of San Francisco Mayor George Mosconi am}. Supervisor .Harvey Milk. Supervisor Dan White, who was convicted on the murders, had no previous history of aggressive behavior either. While admitting that a dependent personality-type is less likely to commit murder, she said it's not Cont'd. to Pg !0 l